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Apple Dumplings with Caramel Sauce

 Apple Dumplings with Caramel Sauce
Of all my autumn recipes, apple dumplings are a hands-down favorite. I found this treat years ago in an Amish cookbook. A rich, homemade caramel sauce tops it off. —Lois Stache, Brillion, WI
2 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and cored
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • CARAMEL SAUCE:
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Dash salt

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt;
  • cut in cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add milk, tossing with a
  • fork until dough forms a ball; divide dough in half. Cover and
  • refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.

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Apple Dumplings with Caramel Sauce (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • On a well-floured surface, roll each portion of dough into an 8-in.
  • square. Cut apples in half horizontally; place an apple bottom on
  • each square. Place brown sugar and cinnamon in the core of each
  • bottom; dot each with 2 teaspoons butter. Replace apple tops.
  • Gently bring up corners of pastry to center; pinch edges to seal.
  • Place in a greased 8-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350°
  • for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine flour and water until smooth.
  • Add the sugars, butter and salt. Bring to a boil; cook and stir
  • until smooth and blended. Pour over dumplings.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes longer or until apples are tender and pastry is
  • golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 dumpling equals 979 calories, 49 g fat (31 g saturated fat), 128 mg cholesterol, 688 mg sodium, 134 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.